Alcoholism, not alcoholwasm I am moved to write this blog and to continue writing about Alcoholism in general due to a newspaper article I read in the last few months by the writer, Tanya Gold, a recovering alcoholic with 15 years recovery. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tanyagold I was inspired […]
In a recent “interview” in The Guardian newspaper Marc Lewis once again forwarded his ideas that addiction is not a disease but a condition of aberrant learning. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/24/is-addiction-really-a-disease?CMP=share_btn_fb His ideas are laid out in more detail in his book The Biology of Desire – a book I have […]
Yesterday we looked a how low heart rate variability in alcoholics (active and in recovery) may influence self, emotion and stress regulation, and have a limited effect on impulsivity, and result in a “locked in” attention to alcohol-related cues, all of which have obvious consequences for relapse. Here […]
I remember when I was in the first days, weeks and months of early recovery I used to give myself such a hard time when my attention was drawn to some alcohol-related cue, like someone drinking ,or finding it difficult not dealing with some reminder of people places and […]
I feel alcoholics have remarkably similar reactions to life and these centre on an inherent difficulty regulating stress and emotion. Some aspects of behaviour I have noticed in me and in others are, among others, distress based reactions such as perfectionism, distress intolerance and frustration intolerance, normally exemplified in […]
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This article has been rewritten in 2020, some 6 years after it was originally published. The main reason for this is that our knowledge of addiction has increased in these 6 years. Although we are fascinated by the results of the study cited here which stated that […]